Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera ?

Err CF I have had this Rebel for 18 months. Last night I changes CF cards a sandisk ultra II GB and I got Err Cf. I attemped over 12 times and got the same message. I also tried the other 2 flash cards and got the same results. Can you help? Thanks: Steve


Answers :

It sounds like it's probably a bent pin inside of the card slot. If you can get a flashlight or good light source to check inside the slot, you may see that...it is a pretty easy fix, but not advisable to do it yourself because they are very fragile pins and you may just end up breaking it off. This is the most common cause of the cf card issue.

If this is not the case, try taking the battery, date time battery (a 3 volt battery located in the battery compartment), and of course, the card out. Put them all back and try again. Sometimes the date time battery stores error messages also.

If neither of these solutions work for you, I suggest that if you can do without your camera for 2-3 weeks, give Canon a call and send it in for service. That'd be the best way to ensure that whatever the problem is, it gets solved by people who are familiar with your product.

Of course since you are beyond the one year warranty period, you are free to find a local repair facility of your choice. Just make sure they are not going to send it to Canon and tack on an additional cost, but that they can do it on location. The manufacturer is usually the most economic repair for a product.
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